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South Africa's Faf du Plessis reaches 150, on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria.(AP)

Du Plessis’ 177 puts South Africa way ahead, Sri Lanka toils

Cneturion | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Du Plessis powered South Africa to 565-6 at tea on Day 3 and he wasn’t done yet as Sri Lanka’s depleted bowling attack toiled amid a horrendous run of luck. Sri Lanka had four bowlers nursing injuries and three of them were off the field.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.(AFP)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.(AFP)

Du Plessis century puts South Africa ahead, Sri Lanka toils

Centurion | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Du Plessis was aided by Temba Bavuma, who made 71 in the pair’s partnership of 179. South Africa began the day on 317-4 but surged ahead in the morning session with du Plessis and Bavuma in charge.
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis.(AFP)
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis.(AFP)

South Africa to rest ex-skipper Du Plessis against England

Cape Town | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 06:04 PM IST
The 36-year-old, who retired from Test cricket earlier this year, is being rested for the three-match series after competing in the Twenty20 games against England.
Faf du Plessis in action for CSK in IPL 2020.(PTI)
Faf du Plessis in action for CSK in IPL 2020.(PTI)

Faf du Plessis to play in PSL for Peshawar Zalmi

Karachi | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Du Plessis will be making his PSL debut and represent Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 tournament. He last visited the country in 2017 and led the ICC World XI in a three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore.
West Indies' Andre Russell.(Action Images via Reuters)
West Indies' Andre Russell.(Action Images via Reuters)

Du Plessis, Russell join Colombo Kings in Lanka Premier League

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Led by Australian Dav Whatmore, who coached Sri Lanka to World Cup glory in 1996, Colombo also picked up former Lanka captain Angelo Mathews in an online draft late on Monday
Kevin Pietersen comments on Dhoni’s batting against Rajasthan Royals,(Getty/PTI)
Kevin Pietersen comments on Dhoni’s batting against Rajasthan Royals,(Getty/PTI)

IPL 2020: ‘Not buying that nonsense,’ Kevin Pietersen disagrees with Dhoni’s justification behind batting at No. 7

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:34 AM IST
IPL 2020: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said he’s ‘not buying’ into Dhoni’s justification of batting at No.7 when CSK were chasing 217 to win.
Faf du Plessis takes a stunner.(CSK/Twitter)
Faf du Plessis takes a stunner.(CSK/Twitter)

IPL 2020: Du Plessis stuns Hardik Pandya with a ‘Faf’-ulous catch in the deep - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 09:31 PM IST
IPL 2020: The moment took place in the 14th over when Ravindra Jadeja was bowling to Saurabh Tiwary and Hardik Pandya, who both were looking to go after the bowlers.
South African players Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi reach UAE to take part in IPL 2020.(Twitter/CSK)
South African players Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi reach UAE to take part in IPL 2020.(Twitter/CSK)

IPL 2020: South Africans Du Plessis, Ngidi and Rabada reach UAE

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:54 PM IST
Indian Premier League: While former South Africa skipper du Plessis and speedster Ngidi joined the Chennai Super Kings’ camp, pacer Rabada headed to the Delhi Capitals’ team hotel.
Faf Du Plessis has donated his bat and jersey for auction to raise funds to feed children in times of Covid-19.(Instagram/Faf du Plessis)
Faf Du Plessis has donated his bat and jersey for auction to raise funds to feed children in times of Covid-19.(Instagram/Faf du Plessis)

Du Plessis donates bat and pink ODI jersey for auction to raise funds to combat Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Du Plessis had recently taken to social media to express his support towards the Black Lives Matter movement.
Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey plays a shot against Rajasthan Royals during their T20 League match in Jaipur.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey plays a shot against Rajasthan Royals during their T20 League match in Jaipur.(PTI)

Former CSK player Michael Hussey picks favourite IPL moments

Sydney | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Du Plessis smashed 67 off 42 balls as CSK kept losing wickets at the other end chasing a target of 140. It was the lower order comprising Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh and Shardul Thakur that gave Du Plessis good company who saw CSK through.
File image of Faf du Plessis(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Faf du Plessis(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs South Africa: South Africa announce squad for ODI series against India, Faf du Plessis returns

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Du Plessis and Van der Dussen were rested for the on-going three-match home series against Australia, where South Africa lead 1-0 after a thumping 74-run victory in the opener on Saturday.
Ben Stokes celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis.(REUTERS)
Ben Stokes celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis.(REUTERS)

South Africa vs England: Du Plessis, Root play down on-field incident

Johannesburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Du Plessis appeared to bump into Buttler while exchanging words with Broad on the fourth afternoon of the fourth Test, which England won by 191 runs.
File image of AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)
File image of AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)

ICC T20 World Cup: ‘I would love to’ - AB de Villiers eyes return to international cricket

Brisbane | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:10 PM IST
De Villiers hung up his Proteas shirt in May 2018. “So I’m thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping that everything will work out.
File image of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.(Action Images via Reuters)

South Africa vs England: ‘We haven’t really achieved anything’ - Skipper Faf du Plessis warns team about complacency

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 08:20 AM IST
Du Plessis confirmed that batsman Temba Bavuma was fit again but would not get back his No. 5 slot in the team as Rassie van der Dussen will be given more opportunity to prove his worth after scoring a 50 on debut last week.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)

‘Leadership always comes from the top,’ Du Plessis praises Cricket South Africa changes in England Test victory

Centurion | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 09:22 PM IST
The win at Centurion broke a five-Test losing sequence for the Proteas and gave them their first points in the World Test championship.
File image of Rassie van der Dussen(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Rassie van der Dussen(Action Images via Reuters)

Van der Dussen to make South Africa test debut versus England

Pretoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Van der Dussen is one of six uncapped players named in the squad chosen for the first two matches of the four-test series against England.
File photo of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis(Getty Images)
File photo of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis(Getty Images)

Du Plessis wants De Villiers back in international cricket

Paarl, South Africa | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 09:40 AM IST
AB de Villiers retired from international cricket after a Test series against Australia in 2017 and any comeback would probably be limited to Twenty20 internationals for a player who has become a specialist in the short form of the game.
Faf du Plessis at the toss.(Twitter/Paarl Rocks)
Faf du Plessis at the toss.(Twitter/Paarl Rocks)

‘He’s lying in bed with my sister’: Faf du Plessis gives quirky reply on teammate’s absence from squad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 06:00 PM IST
On Sunday, Plessis was questioned about why his teammate Hardus Viljoen was not included in the squad for the encounter against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Boland Park, paarl on Sunday, after he lost the toss.
Former South Africa cricketer Mark Boucher.(Getty Images)
Former South Africa cricketer Mark Boucher.(Getty Images)

South Africa cricket in a very bad state: Mark Boucher

Johannesburg | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 03:16 PM IST
There’s an ongoing legal battle between Cricket South Africa and the South African Cricketers Association (SACA) because of which three senior officials were suspended last week.
Faf du Plessis’s South Africa went down 3-0 to Virat Kohli’s India, in a three-match Test series where they followed on twice(AFP)
Faf du Plessis’s South Africa went down 3-0 to Virat Kohli’s India, in a three-match Test series where they followed on twice(AFP)

Proteas’ death by a thousand cuts

Cape Town | By Neil Manthorp
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 11:11 AM IST
High-profile retirements. Players in exile. An age-old quota policy. A domestic system bereft of sponsors... Where does the real reason lie for the downfall of South African cricket?
South African captain Faf du Plessis(PTI)
South African captain Faf du Plessis(PTI)

India vs South Africa: ‘This Indian team under Virat is tough’ - Faf du Plessis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 12:25 PM IST
“Been a really tough series for us but we need to ensure that when we tour again, we are better equipped. This is the toughest place to tour, the statistics say that,” du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.
India captain Virat Kohli could not control his laughter at toss of the 3rd Test against South Africa(screen grab)
India captain Virat Kohli could not control his laughter at toss of the 3rd Test against South Africa(screen grab)

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli in splits after du Plessis’ ‘proxy captain’ theory fails at toss of 3rd Test in Ranchi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 07:44 AM IST
The luck did not change much for Faf du Plessis despite bringing in ‘proxy captain’ Temba Bavuma, as the Indian captain Virat Kohli went on to win the toss and elected to bat in the 3rd Test in Ranchi.
Ranchi: India Captain Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma and Coach Ravi Shastri during a practice session.(PTI)
Ranchi: India Captain Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma and Coach Ravi Shastri during a practice session.(PTI)

India vs South Africa 3rd Test Preview: Virat Kohli and Co primed for series sweep

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Ind vs Sa: The last time South Africa played Tests in India was in 2015 and they lost the four-match series 3-0.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (L) and India captain Virat Kohli (R)(AP)
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (L) and India captain Virat Kohli (R)(AP)

India vs South Africa: After 9 toss losses in Asia, Faf du Plessis might send ‘someone else’ for a change of luck

Ranchi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:54 PM IST
The South Africa captain, who has now lost nine successive tosses in Asia, will be sending out someone else to toss the coin in the final Test starting Saturday at the JSCA International Complex Stadium.
File image of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.(PTI)
File image of South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.(PTI)

India vs South Africa: Reverse swing and spin will play major role in Ranchi - Faf du Plessis

Ranchi | By ANI
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 02:53 PM IST
Ind vs Sa: South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada had previously said that their bowlers didn’t get the ball to reverse.
South African skipper Faf du Plessis(PTI)
South African skipper Faf du Plessis(PTI)

‘You don’t get overnight replacements,’ du Plessis rues absence of de Villiers, Steyn

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:07 PM IST
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said the absence of experience players Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn hurt their chances in India
File image of Faf du Plessis(PTI)
File image of Faf du Plessis(PTI)

India vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis hopes young South Africa pacers can learn from Shami

Pune | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 03:41 PM IST
While he didn’t go into the specifics, Du Plessis indicated that there could be a change in the playing XI, going into the next Test match.
India captain Virat Kohli (L) and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (R)(HT Collage)
India captain Virat Kohli (L) and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (R)(HT Collage)

‘Now you get deducted points for below-average pitch,’ du Plessis bats for World Test Championship rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis cited different aspects of the World Test Championship ahead of the second Test match at Pune.
Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after winning Test match against South Africa.(PTI)
Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after winning Test match against South Africa.(PTI)

Double act seals the deal for India

Visakhapatnam | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Dane Piedt and debutant Senuran Muthusamy put up a fight with a 91-run stand for the ninth wicket, but it only delayed the defeat with the hosts completing a 203-run win after the break. India are 1-0 up in the three-match series.
South African skipper Faf du Plessis(PTI)
South African skipper Faf du Plessis(PTI)

India vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis identifies key moment which took the game away from Proteas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 03:34 PM IST
South Africa ended up losing the first Test against India at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam by a heavy margin of 203 runs.
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